“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.”
Curiosity and Intellect Intersect
Gaining experience is the desire of the quickly-growing seventh grader, and the curriculum meets them at the intersection of curiosity and intellectual capacity. Seventh graders study mechanics in Physics, as well as the great cultural shift of the Renaissance; they learn about their own bodies in Physiology and the Age of Exploration and discovery of the New World —just as they are discovering their own, brand-new world as newly-minted teenagers. As with all grades in the Waldorf curriculum, the Subjects scaffold the Main Lesson for an all-encompassing approach to learning.
Main Lesson Block
Age of Exploration
Choral music: renaissance music, African songs, madrigals
Soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorder
Practical and Fine Arts
Intermediate team sports
Spanish: reading and conversation, grammar and structural drills, poetry, vocabulary, art and geography
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